Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: June 2019

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Results of the Glen River 5k parkrun - Sat 29th June 2019

 The chart above shows the number of finishers at the 5k parkrun in the Glen since it started in November of 2018.

A 5k parkrun in the centre of the north side of Cork City should really be getting 100 participants per week considering the number of people living relatively close to it. Instead, it has declined to around the 60 mark.

If you live in Glanmire, Mayfield, Ballyvolane or nearby, you might consider supporting it either by running it or by volunteering.

Remember that most people do not have a local 5k parkrun every Saturday morning. If it's on your doorstep then try and support it.

1 Paul DUGGAN 18:22    VM50-54    M1 St Finbarrs AC
2 Ken INCE 18:39    VM35-39    M2 Watergrasshill AC
3 Simon SORENSEN 19:11    SM30-34    M3 St Finbarrs AC
5 Claire O' BRIEN 20:35    SW30-34    F1 Watergrasshill AC
7 Linda O SULLIVAN 21:23    VW45-49    F2
10 Colette O DONOGHUE 21:42    VW35-39    F3 Watergrasshill AC


Results & Photos of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun - Sat 29th June 2019

329 turn out for this weeks 5k parkrun in Ballincollig Regional Park. Well done to Joe Bosonnet who as a Junior Male in the 15 to 17 year old category was first over the line.

1 Joe BOSONNET    17:52    JM15-17    M1    Sanctuary Runners
2 Nick HOGAN    17:53    VM35-39    M2
3 Shane O'CALLAGHAN    19:04    VM35-39    M3
8 Aoife BRADY    19:30    VW35-39    F1    Sportsworld
35 Mairead PEREZ    22:03    VW45-49    F2
41 Mary SWEENEY    22:17    VW55-59    F3    St Finbarrs AC


1) Joe Murphy has a gallery HERE
2) Colette Ryan has a gallery HERE

First place finish for Joe Bosonnet
 Photos by Colette Ryan

Results of the Millstreet 5 mile - Fri 28th June 2019

There was a big jump in numbers for this years Millstreet 5 mile road race as 214 cross the finish line. That's almost 20% up on last year.

The race was organisd by Millstreet AC.

1 Kevin MAUNSELL    00:25:30 508    M (1)    Clonmel AC
2 Mark WALSH    00:26:16 502    M (2)    Leevale
3 John SHINE    00:26:21 109    M (3)    Leevale AC
33 Carol FINN    00:32:04 520    F (1)    Leevale Ac
46 Linda O'CONNOR    00:33:46 477    F (2)   
57 Denise QUILTER    00:34:46 524    F (3)    Millstreet Ac

Full Results

1) TMC Photography has a small numbers of photos HERE

Friday, June 28, 2019

Results of the Courtmacsherry 10k - Fri 28th June 2019


Notice: Millstreet 5 mile road race - Fri 28th June 2019

The Willie Neenan Memorial 5 mile road race is coming up in the town of Millstreet in NW Cork on Friday, the 28th of June at 8:15pm.

It's an area of the county where there isn't a huge number of races so it should be of interest to runners in both Cork and Kerry.

There will also be a dry fit top for all finishers...

Entries...The entry fee is €11.05 if you pre-enter online HERE. You can also enter on the day for €15. Race HQ is the GAA community hall which is directly across from the church at the western end of the town.

Organised by Millstreet AC, the course has been accurately measured by Jones Counter and has an Athletics Ireland licence.

Course Preview........A full preview of the course with maps, directions, photos, etc can be seen HERE

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Lost : Red Leather Wallet at the BHAA VMWARE 5k race

BHAA VMWARE 5K - Someone thinks they may have lost their wallet in the field where the cars were parked. It is a Red leather SECRID wallet. 

There was an Army ID card is in it with a Bank Card and Leap Card. Also a small amount of cash €30/€40.

If anyone has any info, please let me know. 

UPDATE : Now found with all contents intact.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Results of the Cork BHAA VMWARE 5k - Wed 26th June 2019

1 Niall Shanahan M-1 00:14:58 Dept of Ed
2 Shane Collins M-2 00:16:16 Apple M-A-2
3 James Grufferty M-3 00:16:31 Glanmire Medical Centre
25 Grainne O'Donnell 0/35H F-1 00:18:44 Kumon Douglas
35 Niamh Roe F-2 00:19:10 Dept of Ed F-A-1
54 Linda O'Sullivan 0/45J F-3 00:19:47 Cope


Results of the Darrara and Ring 5k & 10k - Sat 25th May 2019

Catching up on some recent results. I only came across this one today. The 2019 Darrara and Ring 5k & 10k near Clonakilty was held back on Saturday the 25th of May 2019 on what was a sunny evening.

The numbers were way down this year with the total dropping about 29%.

Results below...

No Carrigtwohill 5k race in 2019

Just a quick note to say that there will be no Carrigtwohill 5k race this year.

It's a real pity as this would have been the 10th year of this popular event.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

One-Mile race series near Cork-Kerry border - June & July 2019

The Gneeveguilla AC 1-mile Summer Series kicks off on Wednesday the 26th of June 2019 with the first event in Barraduff, Co.Kerry. There are five races in total and most are close to the Cork-Kerry border.

Each race costs €5 to enter or €20 for all five.

Please note that the start time is 7:30pm as opposed to 8pm in previous years. Reg opens at 6:30pm.

More info can be found on the Summer Series page…

Monday, June 24, 2019

Notice : Run Killarney Half-Marathon & 10k...Sat 20th July 2019

One of the biggest races in Kerry is the annual Killarney Half-Marathon & 10k and it's coming up on Saturday the 20th of July 2019.

The half marathon starts at Moll's Gap at 8:00am and follows one of the most scenic roads in the country to the finish line at the Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney. Participants in the half marathon will be taken by bus from Killarney to the start line at Moll's Gap.

What makes this half-marathon unique is that the road is closed and this is the only time of the year that a race is held on this road. Normally, you can't run on this road as it's way too busy with traffic going from Killarney to Kenmare.

The race website is HERE


The 10k starts at 9:30am and finishes at the Gleneagle Hotel and takes in a loop inside the national park near Muckross House.

Entry for each race includes...Customised finisher medal...Dry fit T-shirt...Chip timing... Prizes... Massage at finish line... Hot tubs... Post-race party... Officially measured course

Note that the road from Molls Gap to Killarney will be closed to traffic and it's the only time of the year that you can run on this busy road.

The video clip below gives a feel for what the course looks like...

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Big crowds turn out for inaugural Ironman in Youghal despite weather

Despite the constant rain, huge crowds turned out for the inaugural Ironman in Youghal in East Cork.

It is estimated that the Ironman event brought in €8 million to the local economy.

Results of the Shandrum 4 mile - Fri 21st June 2019

154 turned out for this 4 mile race in North Cork on Friday 21st June 2019.

1 Shane Simcox     Mallow AC 21:29 M40 452
2 Jeremiah Sheehan     Lismire 21:56     SM 838
3 Karl Lenihan     West Limerick AC 22:26     M40 445
10 Niamh Moore     Leevale AC 23:55 SF     423
15 Sorcha Kearney St. Finbarrs AC 24:15 F40 433
29 Sinead Buckley North Cork AC 26:10     SF 486


Saturday, June 22, 2019

Results & Photos of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun - Sat 22nd June 2019


370 runners turned out for this weeks 5k parkrun in Ballincollig Regional Park.

1 Nick HOGAN    17:51    VM35-39    M1
2 Kevin FULIGNATI    17:56    SM25-29    M2
3 Joe BOSONNET    18:17    JM15-17    M3 Sanctuary Runners
9 Carol FINN    19:28    SW30-34    F1
40 Mairead PEREZ    21:43    VW45-49    F2
41 Mary SWEENEY    21:51    VW55-59    F3 St Finbarrs AC


1) Colette Ryan has a gallery HERE
2) Joe Murphy has a gallery HERE 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Results of the Daniel Kingston 5k in Macroom - Thurs 20th June 2019

There was another big turn out for this years Daniel Kingston 5k in Macroom with 567 taking part. Conditions were pretty much ideal for running.

1 Joe Cunningham (#884) 00:15:56 45-54 (1)     Male  (1)
2 Kieran Mckeown (#739) 00:16:12 35-44 (1)     Male  (2)
3 Shane Collins (#194)     00:16:15 19-34 (1)     Male  (3)
15 Claire O'Brien (#737) 00:18:45 19-34 (1)     Female  (1)
17 Breda Gaffney (#418) 00:18:54 45-54 (1)     Female  (2)
22 Karina Murphy (#465) 00:19:29 35-44 (1)     Female  (3)


Corkman Paul Tieney completes all 214 peaks in the Lake District in record time

Former Cork hurler Paul Tierney has just set a new record for completing all of the Wainwright's 214 Lake District peaks.

In total, he ran an incredible 318 miles (511 km) ascending a total of 36,000m (118,000ft) in a record time of six days and six hours. This is the equivalent of four ascents of Everest!

The previous record of six days and 13 hours was set in 2014 by Steve Birkinshaw.

Paul also raised £18,000 for a mental health charity in the process.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Notice : Daniel Kingston Memorial 5k, Macroom - Thurs 20th June 2019

This 5k charity run is coming up in Macroom on Thursday evening the 20th of June 2019 at 8pm.

Proceeds from the event go towards Cork Cancer Support House.

You can enter on the evening for €10...registration desk open from 5:30PM. The event will be chip timed. Race HQ is at the Macroom Sports Complex which is just inside the Macroom castle gates on the left.

Please note that there is limited parking there. Follow the race stewards instructions on the night on where to park.

Course Preview.........A full preview with maps, directions, photos, etc can be seen HERE

From the organisers.....The race starts at the beginning of the town from the Cork side by Macroom Motors. The 5 km route takes you through the town and looping through the countryside and back to town with the finish in the town centre.  This is the 8th year of the race which has grown from strength to strength in the last few years.  Register on the evening of the event at Macroom Sports Complex (€10). 

Loads of prizes across a range of age categories. All surplus funds are donated to Cork ARC Cancer support house. Plenty of refreshments also.

Support this great event and the excellent work by Cork Arc Cancer Support

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Results of the Upper Glanmire NS 5k - Mon 17th June 2019


There were 275 finishers in this 5k in Upper Glanmire near Cork City on Monday the 17th of June 2019.

1 420    Mark Walsh Leevale     Male    M 15:38.121    -
2 453    John Meade St Finbarrs     Male    M 15:48.647
3 442    Gavin O Rourke Leevale     Male    M 16:07.464
13 848    Kealey Tideswell Clonmel AC     Female    F 19:10.532
21 824    Irene Eighan St Finbarrs     Female    F 20:59.986
22 921    Ellie Twomey Carrig Na Bhfear     U16    F 21:18.013

Full results...

Monday, June 17, 2019

Results of the Ballyclough 5k - Sat 15th June 2019

This 5k in Ballyclough in NW Cork was held on Saturday the 15th of June 2019 and had a field of 68 runners.

Ballyclough 5K 2019                

Name    Bib     Club    CAT    Time
Timmy Hennessy    563    N/A    M    18.36
Patrick O'Keefe    510    Mt Hillary    M40    18.55
Tom Sheehan    559    N/a    M    19.11
Mary Ann Murphy    536    Mt Hillary    F    21.56
Deirdre Cotter    539    Mallow AC    F40    22.50

Sarah Creedon    522    Millstreet    F    23.01

Ballyclough 5K 2019                

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Ballincollig parkrun celebrates its 3rd birthday!

The very first 5k parkrun in Ballincollig Regional Park was held on the 18th of June 2016 and has now been going for three years. 

As can be seen from the chart above, it has been held every week with the exception of a few. Just looking, I can spot the gaps due to Ophelia and the Beast from the East!

The chart also shows that it has been doing very well in 2019 getting roughly 300 per week.

Here are the results and photos for this week...

1 Nick HOGAN    18:04    VM35-39    M1
2 Tom SHEEHAN    19:05    VM55-59    M2
3 James CALLANAN    19:27    VM50-54    M3
4 Carol FINN    19:41    SW30-34 F1
38 Gillian COTTER    23:02    VW45-49  F2 St Finbarrs AC
52 Carrie DESMOND    23:38    VW35-39  F3


1) Colette Ryan has a gallery HERE

Friday, June 14, 2019

Results of the Inniscarra 4 mile race - Fri 14th June 2019

 There was a record turnout for this years Inniscarra 4 mile race with 202 finishers. If the 21 walkers are taken out then there are 181 runners, a new record as can be seen from the chart above.

It's been a busy two days for races in Cork with a see-saw pattern to the numbers. The Belle of Ballincollig was up 7%, Coolagown was down 9% and Inniscarra was up 17%.

1    0:20:56    SWEENEY, Gavin    Togher AC    M    05:13.9    833    1
2    0:21:17    SMYTH, Mark    Eagle AC    M40    05:19.2    824    2
3    0:22:44    DOYLE, Adam    Unattached    M    05:40.9    825    3
19    0:26:12    CRONIN, Niamh    St. Finbarrs AC    F40    06:32.9    867    19
29    0:27:12    O'CONNOR, Linda    Unattached    F40    06:47.9    930    29
30    0:27:25    BEVAN, Karen    Eagle AC    F40    06:51.1    876    30

1) Mick Dooley has some photos HERE

Results below...

Notice : Inniscarra 4 mile road race - Fri 14th June 2019

This 4 mile road race in Inniscarra is coming up on Friday, the 14th of June 2019...

The race HQ is the GAA grounds in Ballyanly which is to the north-west of Cork City...

It may not be the easiest of courses but it's on nice quiet country roads. On a nice sunny summer evening, it's a lovely spot for a race. The ease of access and proximity to Cork City is another major plus.

Preview...More information on the course can be seen HERE

The organisers have more info below...

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Results of the Belle of Ballincollig 5k - Thurs 13th June 2019

A grand total of 207 runners turned out for this years Belle of Ballincollig 5k race on what was a cool evening for mid-June. This is up 7% on the numbers for last year.

Andrew Sheehan won the mens race while Carmel Crowley made it two in a row after winning the Cloughduv 5k just last week.

1    Andrew Sheehan    Leevale AC        16:09        16:09    SM    69
2    Eoghan McElhinney             16:30        16:30    SM    25
3    Donal Coffey    Leevale AC        16:46        16:46    M40    76
19    Carmel Crowley             19:05        19:05    F50    9
27    Niamh Roe    Leevale        19:33        19:32    SF    63
28    Lorna Wolfe    Leevale AC        19:34        19:32    SF    124


Results of the Twomey Remorial 4 mile in Meelin - Sun 9th June 2019

This low key 4 miler race took place in Meelin in NW Cork on Sunday the 9th of June 2019.

1 Robert Purcell    Gneeveguilla        22:58 SM    649
2 Patrick Roche    Carrick on Suir        23:34 SM    370
3 Aaron O'Keeffe    Duhallow AC        24:12 SM    686
6 Lisa Hegarty    Leevale        25:38 SF    679
18 Denise Quilter    Millstreet AC        28:32 SF    756
23 Caroline O'Sullivan    Banteer        29:06 SF    367


Notice : Belle of Ballincollig 5k - Thurs 13th June 2019

This 5k race is coming up in the town of Ballincollig on Thursday the 13th of June 2019 and should be of interest to a lot of people.

Entries will be taken in the Ballincollig GAA Club from 6:30pm on the evening with the race starting at 8pm. Refreshments and prizes afterwards in the GAA Pavilion.

Entries... You can also enter online HERE

From the organisers....
“ Thursday 13th June sees the running of the 7th Annual

5K Village Run as part of the Belle of Ballincollig Festival.

The Race begins at the GAA Club and the route is around the northern part of the town. This year on-line registration is available as well as registration in the Club from 6 30 pm on the night . In addition Chip Timing will make this one of the most professionally organised events in County Cork this year. “

Route in Ballincollig....

Preview.....A full preview of the course with photos can be seen HERE

You can also click on the map below for a closer look of the route...

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Results of the Grant Thornton 5k in Cork City - Wed 12th June 2019

1 Liam BRADY    PUNCH Consulting Engineers  M INDV    834    15:06
2 Kevin O'BRIEN    Avery Dennison  M INDV    281    15:40
3 John MEADE    FehilyTimoney&Co M INDV    513    15:53
16 Dymphna RYAN    AIB  F INDV    237    18:16
17 Aisling BYRNE O'Mahony Pike F INDV    800    18:22
21 Sorcha KEARNEY FehilyTimoney&Co Fehily  F INDV    515    18:33


Monday, June 10, 2019

Mallow AC Summer Programme for 18-24 years olds

From Mallow AC...Mallow Athletic Club are launching a new Summer programme for 18 to 24 year olds who are back in Mallow for the summer.

This initiative is open to all fitness levels whether you want to get fitter, get faster or just give it a try for a few months.

If you know someone or you are interested please refer to the posters below for more information and contact details.

Enjoy the summer!

Clive Aherne

Club chairman

Website -

Saturday, June 08, 2019

Results of the Doneraile 10k race - Sat 8th June 2019

There was a big turn out for the inaugural Doneraile 10k race with 311 taking part!

In recent times, there seems to have been a glut of 5k races in Doneraile park but this new 10k seems to be a popular choice.

1 Donal COAKLEY Leevale A.C. 35:04 Senior (1) Male  (1)
2 Anthony SHEERIN unattached 37:44  Senior (2) Male  (2)
3 Patrick O KEEFFE MT.HILLARY 39:07 O45 (1) Male  (3)
7 Kealey TIDESWELL unattached 40:35 O35 (1) Female  (1)
14 Fiona MCCARTHY unattached 42:23 O40 (1) Female  (2)
39 Zita ANSBRO BALLINTOTIS FIT4LIFE 46:01 O35 (2) Female  (3)


Results & Photos of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun - Sat 8th June 2019

The numbers were back up again this week for the 5k parkrun in Ballincollig with 375 taking part.

 1 Nick HOGAN    17:59    VM35-39    74.79 %    M1
2 Shane COONEY    18:09    VM40-44    75.76 %    M2    St Finbarrs AC
3 Diarmaid NOLAN    18:29    SM25-29    M3
8 Claire O' BRIEN    19:26    SW30-34    F1    Watergrasshill AC
13 Rachel SMITH    19:54    SW20-24    F2
22 Helen WALSH    20:48    VW40-44    F3    Togher AC


1) Joe Murphy has a gallery HERE
2) Colette Ryan has a gallery HERE

Coach to the Stars Pat Walsh with Colette Ryan and Claire O'Brien. Photo: Joe Murphy

Friday, June 07, 2019

Notice : Doneraile 10k race - Sat 8th June 2019

This brand new 10k organised by Doneraile AC is coming up on Saturday the 8th of June 2019...

Located just to the NE of Mallow, it can be easily accessed from the N20 or M8.

From Doneraile AC....Doneraile AC are hosting a 10km trail/road race on Saturday June 8th at 11.00am. 

Entries are now open and you can register by clicking here...

No registration available on the day

This race will have plenty of variety as it will take in the scenic countryside & will also take in parts of the beautiful Doneraile Park. This route is guaranteed to be very enjoyable as the route has a mixture of flat,  a few inclines & a few downhills. 

Each participant receives a T.Shirt and will be presented with a finishers medal on completing the race. 

The race has an Athletics Ireland Permit, the course is accurately measured and chip timing will be provided by Sports Timing. 

This is an over 18’s event. 

Number collection will be available on Friday June 7th from 5.30pm - 7.30pm and on Saturday June 8th from 9.00am - 10.30am in Doneraile Community Hall. 

Participants can collect their t.shirt when collecting their number. Prize giving and refreshments will be available after the event in the Community Hall. We look forward to welcoming you all to Doneraile on the day. 

Doneraile 10km Race Day Instructions

Results of the Cloughduv 5k - Thurs 6th June 2019

Almost 400 turned out for this 5k in Cloughduv to the west of Ballincollig on what was a cool but dry evening.

The numbers were almost identical to last year with just two extra! The winners of the race were also the same with Joe Cunningham and Carmel Crowley retaining their respective titles.

1 16:02 152 Joe Cunningham
2 16:59 11 John O'Mahony
3 17:05 231 Dave Morgan
8 18:39 185 Carmel Crowley
9 18:53 402 Margaret Murphy
15 19:58 304 Helen Gilroy

From the organisers Cloughduv Hurling Club... Almost 400 participants took part in this years event on a lovely evening . Cloughduv Hurling & Camogie Clubs would like to thank all the participants for their support once again. Also to the many volunteers who helped make the event the great success it is  - THANK YOU.

A big thank you also to our loyal sponsors Ross Oil, Farnanes & Roadstone Castlemore.

link to club facebook page for photos...

Full results below...
Place Time number

Thursday, June 06, 2019

Notice : Cloughduv 5k on Thurs 6th June 2019

This 5k is coming up in the village of Cloughduv on Thursday the 6th of June 2019 at 7:30pm. Located about 10kms west of Ballincollig, Cloughduv is just off the N22 Cork to Macroom road.

There will be refreshments after the race with results and times published later.

New Junior parkrun starting in Ballincollig soon

The group pictured above completed the Sports Ireland Child Protection Course recently in preparation for the new Junior 2km parkrun which will be starting in Ballincollig Regional Park soon.

It will be held every Sunday morning at 9:30am and is open to juveniles aged from 4 to 14 years old.

This will be the second Junior parkrun in Cork. The first one started in Cobh just over a year ago and has been getting good numbers every week.

Update : The start date will be Sunday the 30th of June 2019.

Wednesday, June 05, 2019


In this guest post, John Walshe of Ballycotton looks at the transition of Eddie Dunbar from school athletics to professional cyclist.


Now that Tramore Valley Park has opened to the public, it’s worth recalling one of the first events that was held on the old landfill site on the Kinsale Road.

Back in November 2011 an introductory schools’ cross-country took place organised by Liam O’Brien in conjunction with Athletics Ireland, the Cork County Board, the South Munster Schools Association and Cork IT.

Amongst the winners that day was 15-year-old Eddie Dunbar representing Coláiste Treasa from Kanturk who was first in the 2nd/3rd Year boys’ race.

Roll on seven-and-a-half years and the Banteer native is now a professional cyclist with the crack Team Ineos, formerly known as Team Sky. Two weeks ago he finished third on Stage 12 of the Giro d’Italia (Tour of Italy), the second most prestigious cycle race in the world. Earlier in the month he also gained third place overall in the Tour de Yorkshire.

Seen here proudly displaying his medal from that winter’s day in 2011, like Rob Heffernan who the park’s 2.5km walkway is named after, maybe someday Dunbar too will join an illustrious group of Irish sporting icons who have venues, parks and squares named in their honour.

Sunday, June 02, 2019

Results & Photos of the Cork City Marathon - Sun 2nd June 2019

Conditions were pretty good for this years Cork City Marathon with dry conditions and a strong westerly breeze.

It was great to see Angela McCann return to win the 2019 Marathon, a race she won a good few years back.

Anglea McCann...winner of the 2019 Cork City Marathon. Photo: Gearóid Ó Laoi

Full Marathon...
1 Gary OHANLON (#942)     Clonliffe Harriers AC     02:21:42     Male  (1)... €1,000
2 Tim O DONOGHUE (#297)     East cork ac     02:25:52     Male  (2)... €900
3 Sergiu CIOBANU (#724)     Clonliffe Harriers AC     02:28:26     Male  (3)... €800
4 Pawel KOSEK (#1149)     N/A     02:32:02     Senior (1)     Male  (4)... €700
5 Kieran LITTLE (#1042)     Crusaders AC     02:32:13     3034 (2)     Male  (5)... €600
6 Kevin O LEARY (#432)     East cork ac     02:33:53     Senior (2)     Male  (6)... €500
7 Michael CORBETT (#447)     St Finbarr's AC     02:37:44     Male  (7)... €400
8 Donal COAKLEY (#289)     Leevale AC     02:40:10     Male  (8)... €300
9 Alan LEHANE (#671)     St Finbarr's AC     02:43:09     Male  (9)... €200
10 Vivian FOLEY (#106)     Eagle AC     02:44:21     Male  (10) ... €100
39 Angela MC CANN (#592)     Clonmel AC     03:02:53 Female  (1) ...€1,000
49 Nollaigh O'NEILL (#81)     Leevale AC     03:07:56 Female  (2) ...€900
52 Megan ARMITAGE (#889)     N/A     03:08:31 Female  (3)
64 Jana ROSS (#259)         03:11:45 Female  (4) ...€700
 79 Deirdre ANSBRO (#313)     Youghal AC     03:15:31 Female  (5) ...€600 
89 Mary O'LEARY (#705)   03:17:54 Female  (6)...€500 
90 Anna KLIMEK (#926)     N/A     03:18:30  Female  (7)...€400 
93 Fiona DUKELOW (#760)     Sanctuary Runners     03:18:49  Female  (8)...€300 
96 Clara RYAN (#372)         03:19:24 Female  (9)...€200 
129 Louise O'BRIEN (#314)     Youghal AC     03:26:41 Female  (10) ...€100

1 Gavin SWEENEY (#3406) Togher AC     01:09:04 Male  (1) ...€500
2 Cillian O'LEARY (#4732) Raheny Shamrock AC     01:09:29 Male  (2) ...€250
3 Freddy KERON (#4202)     Raheeny AC     01:11:03 Male  (3) ...€200
4 Jason KELLY (#2058)     01:12:34     01:12:30 Male  (4) ...€150
5 Jeremy O DONOVAN (#2072) St Finbarr's AC     01:13:57 Male  (5) ...€100
27 Fiona SANTRY (#2958) East cork ac     01:23:17 Female  (1) ...€500
41 Sorcha KEARNEY (#2617) St Finbarr's AC     01:25:26 Female  (2) ...€250
49 Andrea BICKERDIKE (#3948)Leevale AC     01:26:58 Female  (3) ...€200
51 Sharon DUNLEA (#2085)01:27:10     01:26:55 Female  (4) ...€150
58 Orla BYRNE (#2962)     N/A     01:27:42 Female  (5) ...€100

Results... The results are HERE

Marathon Man Minihane with the main man Jerry Forde before the start of his 450th Marathon!

Photos... (Updated Tues 4th June 7pm)
1) Photos from Derek Costello of the full marathon... Mile 1 ... Mile 3

2) Doug Minihane, brother of Marathon Man Minihane has a few galleries...
...a) The first one is near Blackrock Castle (Up to 3:30 finishers)
...b) Second lot from Blackrock Castle are 3:30 plus finishers

Doug has them up on Flickr as well...

3) Joe Murphy has four galleries
...Part 1 ... Part 2 ... Finish 1 ... Finish 2

4) Whooley Photographs has four albums
...Album 1 ... Album 2 ... Album 3 ... Album 4

Video from John Kissane of the full marathon Mile 1...

Saturday, June 01, 2019

Jerry Forde heading for his 450th Marathon in Cork!

The main man Jerry Forde is going for his 450th Marathon in Cork on Sunday the 2nd of June 2019!

I updated his list of marathons during the week on his website...

Weather forecast for the 2019 Cork City Marathon

Earlier in the week, there was a lot of uncertainty about when the rain would arrive on Sunday. It now looks as the rain front will pass through during the very early hours of Sunday morning. By the time of the start of the full marathon and half-marathon, it should be overcast and dry.

The temperature is likely to be in the low to mid teens so running in just a singlet is recommended. No layers or jackets.

There may be more sunshine in the afternoon so that may be an issue for those out on the course for a long time.

The main issue is likely to be the wind. It will be from the west and will likely feel pretty strong in places.

The map above shows where is a headwind and where it may be a tailwind.

It may feel exceptionally warm from the Straight Road back into the city as the wind is behind the runners and loses it's cooling effect.

As forecasts go, it could be a lot worse.

Willy Wobbly Wonders warm up for the 2019 Cork City Marathon

The pictures says it all... 19 for the full marathon, 40 for the half-marathon and 50 in the relay. Going on that basis, the Wibbly Wobbly Wonders are probably the largest running club in Cork at the moment.

If you see them in their distinctive Blue shirts, be sure to give them a cheer and a 'W'!